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State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits

November 8, 2018

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits and examinations have been issued.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center: Examination of Sunset LG Realty, LLC (2018-BSE03-02)

Auditors found SUNY Downstate approved reimbursements to Sunset for $3,000 in bonuses paid to Downstate’s Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator. Based on the audit, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics found the Downstate employee violated New York State Public Officers Law. In settlement of the violation, the Downstate employee paid the commission $4,000 and resigned from his position on Dec. 11, 2017.

Department of Health (DOH): Medicaid Program: Errors in Identification of 340B Providers in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (Follow-Up) (2018-F-14)

An initial audit found DOH incorrectly identified Medicaid providers as 340B providers. As a result, the providers’ drug claims were excluded from the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. In a follow-up, auditors found DOH made progress addressing the problems identified in the initial audit report. DOH invoiced about $15.6 million in drug rebates as a result of the audit. The agency also contracted with a vendor to perform its rebate invoicing and to monitor and make recommendations for improvements in the rebate process.

State Education Department: Kinderwise Learning Associates LLC: Compliance with the Reimbursable Cost Manual (2018-S-21)

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, auditors identified $1,946 in ineligible costs that Kinderwise reported for state reimbursement.

City University of New York (CUNY): Selected Aspects of Central Office Disbursements from the Tuition and Fees Refund Bank Account (2016-S-35)

Auditors found that controls over payments from CUNY’s Tuition and Fees Refund account need significant improvement. Thirteen of 100 randomly selected payments between $100 and $15,000 (totaling $125,762) were either miscalculated or not supported. Some payments were made early or incorrectly. These exceptions increase the risk of overpayment as well as the risk of fraud, waste and abuse.

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